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Spend some time in the ‘birthplace of rivers’ and fun

June 28, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

From Snowshoe Mountain's world-class resort, to the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, to the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center, to hundreds of miles of hiking and biking paths - Pocahontas County has something for everyone when it comes to outdoor summer fun.

Pocahontas County dates back to Dec. 12, 1821, when an act of the Virginia General Assembly formed it from parts of Bath, Pendleton and Randolph counties. It was named in honor of Pocahontas, the Indian princess and daughter of Chief Powhatan.

With 941 square miles of land - and 349,000 acres of public land - there's plenty to do throughout the county.

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The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope.

The cool mountain breezes are in abundance, as Pocahontas has the highest average elevation of any county east of the Mississippi River. All the public lands -349,000 acres of state or federal property - give visitors the option of visiting five state parks, two state forests or the Monongahela National Forest. Also, more than 800 miles of hiking and biking trails are located in the county.

Get off land and into the waters in the county that's known as the "birthplace of rivers" - eight to be exact- and try fishing, floating or boating.

No matter what your interests, the West Virginia Mountain Highlands county is filled with natural, historic and commercial sites that can be perfect for a day visit or overnight stay.

For more information about recreational and vacation opportunities in Pocahontas County, anyone interested can visit www.pocahontascountywv.com or call 1-800-336-7009.

 
 

 

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